Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Recruiting Update - hoops

Anthony Morrow
Morrow broke out for a big game last week, dropping 37 points as his Charlotte Latin team won 101-66 against Providence Day. CL is now 22-3.

Jeremis Smith
Jeremis has entered his latest entry into his online journal.

Zam "Buck" Fredrick
Buck was just named South Carolina class AA player of the year. He has averaged 34 points, 9 boards and 6 assists this season - just ridiculous numbers. He didn't make the state all-star squad because his paperwork didn't get in on time, but he still may end up on the team. Nice going!!!!

Ra'Sean Dickey
Was just named to the SC state all-star class AAAA squad, along with teammate Casaan Breeden. Dickey is averaging 22 points, 15 boards, 5 blocks and 3 assists this year and has become more consistent as the season has progressed. Here's a nice write-up on Dickey.

From Fayettville Online:
Dickey doing more

Ra'Sean Dickey isn't really doing anything new this season. He's just doing more of the same things.

"He's more consistent," said Kevin Spencer, Dickey's coach at Bennettsville (S.C.) Marlboro County. "There was a little bit of a knock on him that he didn't play hard all the time, and now he's doing that. I think it's maturity more than anything else."

Dickey, a 6-9, 250-pound center who signed with Georgia Tech in November, is ranked No. 36. He is averaging 22 points, 15 rebounds, five blocks and three assists. He has scored a season-high 25 points four times and pulled down 21 boards in one contest.

"Ra'Sean is so strong," Spencer said. "He overpowers people down low; he is really a force. His drop-step is probably his best post move, but he can go out and make the jump shot from 15 feet. He is great with his back to the basket, but he's getting better and better facing the basket.

"One thing people don't notice because of his size, strength and dominance inside is that he is an outstanding passer. Ra'Sean is double-teamed all the time, and he finds open teammates with some nice passes.

"I think he will step right in and play at Georgia Tech. They just don't have anybody like him, and he will really complement all of those quick, athletic guys Coach (Paul) Hewitt has."